Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. fox 5's jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: president obama introduces the nation to his long time friend, harvard professor elizabeth warren. he says she'll be a fierce advocate for all americans, especially the middle class as she sets up a new agency to look out for consumers in their dealings with financial institutions. >> the consumer financial protection bureau will be a watchdog for the american consumer. >> reporter: critics object to the fact that warren is being appointed as a presidential adviser which bypasses the senate confirmation process. others say like this administration, she's too tough on business. >> never before has federal policy been so hostile to small business. on the very businesses that we count on to help grow us out of recessions. >> reporter: the other big washington debate, what to do about tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. >> i am urging the leaders of the other party to stop holding middle class tax cuts hostage and extend this relief to families immediately. >> reporter: but as newly released figures show consumer confidence un
Sep 24, 2010 4:25am EDT
jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: michelle rhee was quiet as she walked into the meeting at high noon with vincent gray f the two squared off behind closed doors, they decided not to talk about it. a serious looking rhee looked on but let gray do all the talking. >> the chancellor and i just finished what i think was the a very productive meeting. wing we both fervently agree we want the best for our kids in the district of columbia. >> reporter: gray says this was in the a decision-making meeting. he says nothing was discussed about rhee's future with the school system. we'll have those discussions in a later discussion but we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going. we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: despite repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the building. >> not making any comments other than the comments that the chairman made. >> reporter: gray did say no personnel decisions about his administration will be made until after the general election. parents we spoke with are divided over whether or not
Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.